Congratulations to the 2022 Scottish Middle Distance Champions at the TAY and ESOC Perthshire Weekend

Another great weekend was had by all of those who travelled to Perthshire for the 2022 Scottish Middle Distance Championship at Kinnoull Hill hosted by TAY and the third SOL of 2022  at Loch Ordies hosted by ESOC.

The 2022 Scottish Middle Champions produced the following winners of the various classes were as follows and full results/ splits can be found here :- Middle Distance Championship results

Class Name Club
M10 Dougal Mather MAROC
M12 no award
M14 Finlay McLuckie MOR
M16 James Hammond FVO
M18 Jamie Goddard FVO
M20 Matthew Gooch EUOC
M Open Graham Gristwood FVO
M Vet Roger Goddard FVO
M Supervet Tim Griffin GRAMP
M Ultravet Donald Petrie CLYDE
M Hypervet Phil Smithard KFO
W10 Hannah Inman FVO
W12 Lucy Ward INT
W14 Scarlett Kelly FVO
W16 Kate McLuckie MOR
W18 Isobel Howard MOR
W20 Alice Wilson EUOC
W Open Eilidh Campbell EUOC
W Vet Janine Inman FVO
W Supervet Alison Cunningham ESOC
W Ultravet Sally Lindsay ESOC
W Hypervet Eleanor Pyrah ESOC

For those who were not present at the prize giving, their medals can be collected at the SOA stand at the Scottish Individual Championship on 28th May being hosted by GRAMP at Glen Dye.  We are grateful to TAY, their organiser Angela Dixon, their planners Grant Carstairs and Allan Downie together with the controller John Emeleus from KFO and all other volunteers for all their hard work putting on the event.

To complete the Perthshire Weekend the third Scottish Orienteering League event of the season was hosted by ESOC at Loch Ordie.  Even the rain stayed away and allowed everyone to admire the views over the valley from the start before tackling the intricate contours on the open moor and try to avoid the various crags and marshes.  

For those brave enough to tackle the string course there were even kites, flowers and lots of wildlife to chase!

Results can be found at Provisional Results Loch Ordie SOL3  Thanks go to ESOC, their organiser Ann Thom who was ably assisted by Margaret Dalgleish, the planner Ewart Scott and the controller Terry O’Brien from STAG and all other volunteers who made the event possible.

Both events counted for points in the 2022 Scottish Inter-Clubs Championship, and league tables after 18 events can be found here. ESOC continues to lead the Large Clubs league, but has seen its margin cut to under 3000 points, while MOR is now within striking distance of INT in 3rd place.

In the Small Clubs division, STAG has come through on the rails, and now occupies 2nd place, although they are scoring at around 100 points per event fewer than league leaders RR.

The situation in the Individual standings is evolving as more athletes post their ten scoring runs, and CLYDE’s Donald Petrie came roaring into the top 10 in 2nd place overall after the weekend. Finlay McLuckie (MOR) re-enters the top 10, having dropped out in April, and there’s a first appearance in the top 10 for Eilidh Connor (FVO).

The Scottish Individual Championships in two weeks time will be the final scoring event of the SICC before the summer break.